Top Space Saving Plants on a Hanging and a Vertical Planting Frame

Written by: Dumalag, MM

Published on: 07/30/2019

If you own a cramped apartment, you can still beautify it with the help of a ceramic hanging planter or some other type of space-saving garden décor. With the population boom and longer life spans, apartments and living spaces keep growing smaller and smaller. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t have beautiful plants in your home. With some hanging planters, strategic arrangements and the right plants, you can have an indoor garden with any of these space-saving plants.

Top Space-Saving Plants

These plants take up a very small space. They’re ideal for small pots placed on a coffee table, wall planters and even hanging ones. You can get one plant or mix and match these for an amazing indoor garden.

Air Plant

Also known as the Tillandsia, the Air Plant is a low maintenance plant that can be placed anywhere. It doesn’t require a lot of maintenance and soil to live.  Many horticulturists love placing this plant in small terrariums. Glass planters for air plants are popular in small eco homes.

Arrowhead Plant

The Syngonium podophyllum will look lovely hanging from your ceiling. The large arrowhead-shaped leaves absorb harsh sunlight and reflect mellow green light into the room. It’s also available in different hues of pink and burgundy. If you let the ‘fingers’ grow, they will hang nicely and make the room livelier.

Pitcher Plant

These exotic carnivorous plants have survived on poor soil. Essentially, they are low maintenance plants that will only need clean water and moist soil. The majority of the nutrients will have to come from the bugs it ‘catches’. This plant will actually help reduce unwanted insects in your home which makes it not only a space-saving plant but also a pest control plant.


Ferns are considered as ancient plants that came from ancestors that have lived on Earth for over 300 million years. They are capable of thriving even in cramped spaces which makes this plant the ideal plant for a vertical planting frame. The leaf patterns are beautiful to look at. However, it will require some trimming as the fern plant can grow fast.

String of Pearls


The Senecio rowleyanus plant has a unique appearance. The leaves look like small green pearls. They have adapted to contain water to help them survive during a drought which will tell you that this is a low maintenance plant. In normal conditions of water scarcity, round green leaves will sprout and droop beautifully from a ceramic hanging planter. However, if you have a green thumb, you might be able to coax them to sprout their beautiful white flowers.

Be Creative with Your Space

These are just five of many more plants for a tiny home. With the right type of pots and planters, you can have more plants decorating available spaces. Wall Hanging Planters has a catalog of space-saving wall planters, hanging pots and more. Just visit the website and pick your inspiration.